​Satellites

MDA is one of the leading Earth observation satellite information companies in the world. We provide data, information products and services from the majority of commercially available high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and optical satellites.

Our services include:

  • Highly responsive multilingual Client Services
  • 24-hour emergency support and satellite programming
  • Near real-time data delivery
  • Rapid in-house data processing and product generation
  • Training and technology transfer
  • Project management
  • Geographic Information System implementation
  • Web-enabled decision support tools

With years of expertise in the SAR and optical remote sensing market, MDA is positioned to help you benefit from the possibilities of multi-sensor solutions. Within this section you will find all the technical information about the Earth observation satellite data available from MDA.​

SAR Satellites


RADARSAT-1 : ​Canadian Space Agency (CSA)


RADARSAT-2 : MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA)


TerraSAR-X : Airbus Defense and Space, Inc.


ALOS/ALOS-2 : ​Remote Sensing Technology Centre of Japan (RESTEC)

Optical Satellites


WorldView-1 : ​DigitalGlobe, Inc. (DigitalGlobe)


WorldView-2 : DigitalGlobe, Inc. (DigitalGlobe)


WorldView-3 : DigitalGlobe, Inc. (DigitalGlobe)


GeoEye-1 : DigitalGlobe, Inc. (DigitalGlobe)


SPOT 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 : Airbus Defense and Space, Inc.


Pléiades-1A/1B : Airbus Defense and Space, Inc.


KOMPSAT-2 (Arirang-2) : Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)


KOMPSAT-3 (Arirang-3) : Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)


RapidEye Constellation : Airbus Defense and Space, Inc.